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5 Physical and Spiritual Health Lessons From My Daniel Fast

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recently participated in a spiritual fast with my church. The fast our church chose to follow is called The Daniel Fast. It is a biblically based partial fast designed around the book of Daniel, where the prophet Daniel chose to abstain from any pleasurable food and subsisted on plain...
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Fitness is about doing BETTER. Not MORE.

One amazing thing I’ve discovered from working with a strength and conditioning coach for the past year and a half is this: Fitness is about doing BETTER, not MORE. I used to kill myself at the gym for 1-2 hours a day, 5-6 days per week. I did bootcamp classes that left me unable to walk downstairs the next day....
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5 Common Paleo Diet Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Making the switch from a standard American diet to a whole foods “Paleo” (primal, ancestral, whatever you call it) diet is usually a great first step to improving your health. Perhaps you lost some stubborn body fat when you first made the switch, or perhaps your annoying acne started to die down. You may have even had some significant health...
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My 2017 Word of the Year: Intimacy

Photo Credit: Brett and Jessica Photography in·ti·ma·cy (noun): close familiarity or friendship; closeness. Rather than setting any new year’s resolutions, for the past two years I’ve set “intention words” that guided my decision making through the year. I’ve much preferred this mindset and it has really shaped my approach to life in a positive way. Last year, in 2016, my word...
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Unpacking “Adrenal Fatigue,” Hormonal Imbalance, and Caloric Intake With The Paleo Women

I had a fantastic time on The Paleo Women podcast talking all things “adrenal fatigue” (HPA-D), hormonal balance, and calorie intake. Noelle and Stefani were so fun to talk to, and we covered a lot of great topics related to hormonal health and nutrition. If you’re experiencing fatigue, stubborn weight gain, reduced athletic performance, and/or hormonal imbalances, this episode is...
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A New Beginning (And A New Website!)

A bunch of my female friends and family have been having babies lately. In fact, my sister just gave birth to a son yesterday (hello auntie Laura status!) And while I’m nowhere near having kids anytime soon, I have been working for 9+ months on creating a brand, spankin’ new website and brand, and today I’m finally “birthing” it out...
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Fruitphobia: Why Fear of Fruit is Fruitless

Recently someone posted this question on my Facebook page: “Hey Laura, I would love to hear about what you think of fruit? In my nutrition class today (I’m going to be a NTP) they demonized carbs all day and specifically fruit. I know going low carb caused major problems like HA and adrenal problems. It’s hard sitting in class all...
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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

My last training session involved a lot of failure. Particularly when experimenting with a heavy front squat. Both times I tried it, I couldn’t get back up and had to drop the bar on the rack. My trainer took some weight off the bar and changed the movement since it was clear I wasn’t strong enough to do the lift...
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The One Thing I Needed To Change My Relationship With Food And My Body

I’ve written before about the struggles I’ve had in the past with my approach to my personal health. Even though it’s easy for me to be kind and compassionate with my patients who struggle with their body image, I’d always held myself to an impossibly high standard. Isn’t it the truth that we’re all our own worst critics? While I...
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How Adrenal Fatigue Was Ruining My Health, And What I Did About It

Note: If you’re confused about the term “adrenal fatigue”, read this article to understand why I use this term for this condition. As a health professional, there’s a lot of pressure to be healthy, for obvious reasons. As a business owner, there’s a lot of pressure to be financially successful. Again, obviously! As a woman, there’s a lot of pressure...
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